As Time Goes By.....

A little bit about EVERYTHING.. Family , friends , life, death,rants and raves. Just a place for me to get it all out of my system..

Location: Arkansas, United States

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My New Job

( I have changed this link again. Seems

Tupperware is having webpage problems )

If this link takes you to the main

Tupperware site

you should see a link in the upper

left said that says


tomlindacross who is this?

Click that link and it will take you to

my webpage where you can shop in your

jammies while eating pop tarts and

drinking your morning coca cola.

I do not do in home show --

I am Internet ONLY

Order up !!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Metatarsal Fracture

What is a metatarsal fracture?

The metatarsals are the long bones of the feet.
How does it occur?

Mid-shaft fracture: This usually occurs from a
violent twist of the foot, but can also happen if a
heavy object lands on the foot.

Jones fracture: This is a stress fracture caused from
overuse. Because of overactivity, the bone gradually
wears out and breaks.

What are the symptoms?
Pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outer side
of the foot. There will be difficulty walking.
(My symptoms sound like a Jones fracture or actually a
combination of Jones and mid-shaft fracture)

How is it diagnosed?
Your provider will review your symptoms, ask how
you injured your foot, and examine you.
Ddiagnosed by an x-ray showing a break in the bone.
Some x-rays do not detect stress fractures, and a special
test called a bone scan may need to be done.

How is it treated?
The treatment depends on the type of fracture you have.
There are several ways to treat each type of fracture.

Mid-shaft fracture: This can be treated by wearing a
stiff-soled shoe, a removable cast boot, or a cast for 6 to
8 weeks. You will usually be on crutches until you can walk
without pain.

Jones fracture: These fractures sometimes take a longer time
to heal. A stress fracture can be treated with a removable cast boot or
cast worn for 6 to 8 weeks. You may need to have surgery and
have a screw placed in your bone to holdthe broken
bone together. You willusually be on crutches until you walk
without pain.
(I was told yesterday that if this casting does not work,
I will have to have a pin placed)

Treatment will also include:
Elevating your foot by placing a pillow underneath it. Try
to keep your foot above the level of your heart.
Taking an anti-inflammatory medicine or other pain
medicine prescribed by your provider.
If you are not in a cast, you should apply ice packs to your
for 20 to 30minutes every 3 to 4 hours for the first 2
to 3 daysor until the pain goes away. Thereafter, ice your
foot at leastonce a day until the other symptoms are gone.

How long will the effects last?
Fifth metatarsal fractures usually heal within 6 weeks.
Jones fractures may take longer to heal
and may need surgery.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Not Again -- ( hear me whining ?)

Went to the foot doctor today, and as
you have probably already guesse,
I will have to wear the duck walk shoe
for another 2 freaking weeks!!!
If that doesn't do it -- then they she will have
to put a pin in it . $*%!&$*& shit
Stay off of it -- do nothing
blah blah blah blah blah,.,

Sunday, April 27, 2008

What the hell was that ????

Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
Another item for my
"1st time list"
We all have a first time list..
You know..
1st time kissed
1st time you saw the ocean
1st time you fell in love
1st time you made love
1st time you were in an earthquake
That's right- I go to Reno to visit friends and
enjoy a little r & r. But now R&R means
rattle & rock
A 5.0 earthquake hit at 11:40 pm Friday night
We were sitting in the living room and we
heard a loud noise --
Reminded me of the sound of a big truck that
is not running right
then the house started to shake
What the hell is that !!!
It is sort of like a bad hydraulic
ride at Universal Studios. The furniture
shakes, and at the same time it is throwing
you inner ear balance into turmoil.
The feeling "after" the quake reminds
me of the jello knee walk you do
after being onboard a ship for 3 straight days.
So that is the new addition to my lists of "FIRSTS"
I'll tell you about the rest of my trip later ..
I am glad to be home !!
I missed my Tom and my fur babies and
my own bed.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Wooster House

This is the nursery bedroom off of
the 2nd bedroomsame room - different view

Laundry closet
(next to bathroom)

Hallway to storage room 2nd bedroom

Living Room
(No the wall unit is not included)


Side yard
red counter tops and all
Dining Room
looking into bedroom 2
(vinyl floor - no carpeting)



kitchen --
yes the cabinet are open face
(no doors)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

C R A P ! ! ! ! !

Just what I wanted ..
Finally went to the foot doctor today..
After a month of hobbling around.
Stress fractures in right foot..
Cast for 2 week.
Once identified the stress fracture usually responds
readily to treatment. Treatment usually includes some t
ype of immobilization commonly with what we refer to
as a soft cast. This may be accompanied by a special shoe to fit
over the soft cast to help immobilize the foot. This must be
done in conjunction with a decreased activity level.
This is usually left in place for about two weeks and \
then a smaller bandage can be applied. After this initial
three week period of immobilization ( soft cast wrapping) and
surgical shoe,activity must be kept to a
minimum for a total of six weeks to allow
the area to heal. The above is a general description
of the treatment..
This S U C K S !!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

They are not good at hiding eggs
they just hang them in the tree!!
(Hunting eggs was so much fun, that
we did it again the next day too)


I really had to hunt for this one


hmmmm humhuhmm

(this is humming)

walking around and looking

left to right

Sam, Trisha,Nina, Jack,Tif,Kaela,Eric & Gary


More photos

Day before Easter
Time to color the eggs
with my McQueen lala


Yep, this really is McQueen !!!


Day after Easter - 2008

Jack & Sam hunting eggs AGAIN

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Friendship ??

So what do you think of a woman that blows
off a friendship , not once
Yes ,we all know who I am talking about and
I will be sending her a copy of this as well.
Okay , I screwed up and accepted her apology
for her acting like a shithead. I even
went to her house for a visit . Has she ever
returned the visit or the phone call.
Has she ever accepted and invitation
that does not fit her coloring book addiction.
My Mistake!!
Won't Happen AGAIN..
I guess because I don't want to sit and clip
and color pretty papers, that leaves me out of
her "inner circle". Well trust me
your inner circle will disappear as soon as you
start treating them like you have treated me .
And while I am at it , It is really a shame that you
have also blown off another woman that befriended
you when you worked for the fire department..
Someday you will need some company,
and I hope you get the same treatment that you
are handing out . I don't want to hear , depressed,
in pain, to busy , to sunny , to fucking anything.
Honey, I have rowed that boat and still
had times for friends and new adventures.
You have never learned those social graces
and I don't think you ever will. If it isn't
EXACTLY what you want to do, it isn't worth doing
Get real-- you are obviously believing your
own princess dreams..
It is a shame that you do not have any
life long friends, but I don't think you are
capable of that type of relationship.
Your Loss....
a permanent loss

Monday, April 07, 2008

Before Easter

My Maamaw bought these monkey ears for me !!
I can hear my movies from my travel dvd player
when I wear them. She said I could use them on
the airplane when I go visit her and Pa !!
Hmmm- I wonder if they will work with the BIG tv ???
Daddy got me this really big airplane .. Cool ....
Hell0 Hello is anybody there???

More later..
I need to go to the bank, I just got a letter
from the PRIZE PATROL.
They said somebody named Linda will be a
winner in Giveaway# 1276.
I want to make sure the bank knows tp put the money
directly into our checking account.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Isn't this special???

Finally went to the clinic yesterday..
My right foot has been swollen and
painful.. Only to find out that I
have cellulitis. I had never heard of this
until yesterday. Oh joy , lucky me ,
something else to add to my list of
"strange & unusual" things my body
will or will not do.
What is cellulitis? What are symptoms of cellulitis?
Cellulitis is a spreading bacterial infection of the skin
and tissues beneath the skin. Cellulitis usually
begins as a small area of tenderness, swelling, and
redness. As this red area begins to enlarge, the person
may develop a fever—sometimes withchills
and sweats—and swollen lymph nodes
("swollen glands")near the area of infected skin.
impetigo, which is a very superficial skin
infection, cellulitis refers to an infection also involving
the skin's deeper layers: the dermis and subcutaneous
tissue. The main bacteria involved in cellulitis
are Staphylococcus ("staph"), the same bacteria
that cause many cases of impetigo. Occasionally, other
bacteria may cause cellulitis as well.


So does this mean no more going barefoot??

I mean, we all know I have a small collection

of shoes, but does this mean

I will actually have to wear them??


This is very painful and right now the

only shoes I can wear are crocks.


So I am on antibiotics for the next 10 days